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Rising animosity between Beijing and Washington escalated this week, when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea “completely unlawful.” China criticized the U.S., saying the statement aggravates tensions and “defies China and ASEAN countries’ efforts to safeguard the stability and peace.”
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Mike Pompeo is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has been serving as 70th United States secretary of state. He is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018.
President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo as secretary of state in March 2018, with Pompeo succeeding Rex Tillerson after his dismissal. Pompeo was confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018, in a 57–42 vote and was sworn in the same day.